Design for Future Cities

The future of sustainable urban transport is here. Automated Transit Networks will change the way we live, play, and work. They will transform how we design cities.

Podaris is collaborative design software that will enable developers, planners, architects, and engineers to make the most of this revolutionary new technology. It will launch in Autumn 2013.

The Future of Urban Mobility

  • 2getthere GRT at the Rivium business park, Rotterdam. Operational since 1999.
  • 2getthere PRT at the Masdar Institute, Abu Dhabi. Operational since 2010.
  • Ultra PRT at Heathrow Termnial 5, London. Operational since 2011.
  • Ultra PRT at Heathrow Termnial 5, London. Operational since 2011.
  • Vectus PRT at Suncheon, South Korea. Beginning operations in autumn 2013.

Automated Transit Networks (ATNs) consist of lightweight electric vehicles travelling on networks of slender guideways. ATNs are often faster, more convenient, more flexible, more cost-effective, and more environmentally friendly than other transport technologies. ATNs cause no congestion, create no pollution, have been tested in commercial service around the world, and are now ready for wider application.

There are two basic classes of ATN technology:

  • Group Rapid Transit (GRT) is like a driverless bus, with more frequent service and lower operating costs. GRT systems have been in service for over 35 years.
  • Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) is like a driverless taxi. PRT provides on-demand, private, non-stop service — the best passenger experience of any urban transport technology. PRT systems have been in service since 2010.

Collaborative Planning & Design Software

Podaris is a toolkit for planning and designing ATNs. Features include:

  • Collaborative design — in the cloud.
    Automated Transit networks often involve many stakeholders — each with their own planners, designers, and engineers. Podaris keeps everyone working on the same page.
  • Simple and accurate parametric modelling.
    Each ATN vendor has a unique technology with different specifications and capabilities. Podaris lets you plan networks in a simple vendor-neutral fashion — parametrically generating infrastructure that is 100% accurate to vendor specifications.
  • Project life-cycle management.
    You can start using Podaris for simple concept sketches. As your project matures, Podaris provides tools for design review, detailed engineering, workflow management and requirement tracking.
  • Cross-platform integration
    Podaris has an open API to integrate with 3rd-party planning, design, engineering, simulation and visualisation tools — while keeping the advantages of collaborating in the cloud.

Podaris is aiming to launch in Summer 2014. To stay informed of our progress, please Subscribe to our newsletter. If you would like to become an early beta tester, let us know by taking our customer survey.

About Us

Podaris was founded in April 2013 and is now under development. We expect to release our first product in mid-2014.

Read about Podaris in our Frequently Asked Questions, or get in touch at info@podaris.com.

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